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DA: Warrant out for murder suspect in Madras shooting, may be on the run to Mexico

Crook County Jail
<b>Jenna Rae Campbell</b

'Believed to be armed ... avoid contact with her and call 911,' Steve Leriche says

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) – A second-degree murder charge was filed and a nationwide arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a 21-year-old woman suspected in a fatal shooting at a Madras home Wednesday night who may be fleeing to Mexico, Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche said.

Around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, a caller to 911 reported a “physical altercation” and “shots fired” at a home in the 800 block of Southwest First Street in Madras, Leriche said.

A gunshot victim was found at the scene, and lifesaving efforts immediately began. The victim was flown by air ambulance to St. Charles Madras “but did not survive,” the DA said in a brief news release.

The Tri-County Major Incident Team was activated and law enforcement personnel from Madras, Bend, Redmond and Warm Springs police and the Jefferson, Deschutes and Crook county sheriff’s offices responded to assist.

Leriche later identified the suspect as Jenna Rae Campbell, 21, described as Caucasian, 5-foot-5, 110 to 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

“She is believed to be armed,” the DA told NewsChannel 21. “If she is seen by the public, avoid contact with her and call 911. It is reported she may be fleeing Oregon en route to Mexico.”

Campbell may have last been seen in a newer Ford F-150 pickup, possibly silver or gray, Leriche said

Court records show Campbell faces second-degree murder charges. Most Jefferson County court documents were sealed, except for a request and granting of the $1 million arrest warrant.

The Oregon State Police Crime Lab also helped investigate the scene as law enforcement interviewed “multiple witnesses,” the district attorney said.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Madras Police Detective Steve Webb at 541-475-2424.

Leriche said DMV records show Campbell with a Prineville address, but she listed a northwest Madras address when she was arrested in Deschutes County in April and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police and reckless driving.

Online court records show Campbell originally pleaded not guilty and had agreed to a plea deal this fall, but failed to appear for a Nov. 13 change of plea hearing, resulting in an earlier arrest warrant.

Previously, Campbell was arrested in January and pleaded guilty to methamphetamine possession and interfering with a police or probation officer. She was sentenced in February to five days in jail and two years probation. She was arrested last year in Crook County on a second-degree theft charge and was sentenced to a week in jail.

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